The drugs Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are oral contraceptives that have raised serious health concerns recently for millions of women taking them. Yaz was one of the top-selling birth control pills in recent years, largely due to the marketing efforts of Bayer Pharmaceuticals. The differences between Yaz and other contraceptives is the the chemical Drospirenon, which replaces the long used active ingredient levongestrol.
Bayer’s marketing of Yaz has been strongly aimed at women under the age of 35 for 3 primary purposes: as an effective oral contraceptive, as a treatment for slight to moderate acne and as a treatment for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
Some of the Dangerous Side Effects Include:
- Heart Attack
- Blood Clots in Lungs-Pulmonary Embolism
- Blood Clots in Legs-Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Sudden death
If you would like to learn more about the health risks associated with Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella, the following link is an article by the New York Times concerning the health risks associated with these drugs. NYT-Health Concerns over popular contraceptives.
There have been numerous large settlements in favor of injured women for:
- Longterm Disabilities
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Ability to Work
- Medical Bills
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella Contact Roberts Wilson, P.A. to see if we can help. For a Free Initial Consultation, you can call us at (662) 533-9111 .
CLICK HERE to watch my interview on WABG where I discuss Yaz and other prescription drug and medical device injuries.